We found 18 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Aetna Gold near Radnor, PA.

Dr. Gerald J Marks, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 330 Lankenau Mob West
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Gerald Marks works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Wynnewood, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, diverticular disease, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Marks studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Dr. Marks accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Incontinence, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 275 Lankenau Med Sci Building
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Robert Noone works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Noone include sigmoidoscopy, colectomy (colon resection), and crohn's disease. Dr. Noone is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Noone's residency was performed at Duke University Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Colon Polyps, Appendicitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Colectomy, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. John H Marks, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
100 E Lancaster Avenue, Mob West; Suite 330
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. John Marks is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Wynnewood, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Marks include sigmoidoscopy, transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD), and crohn's disease. Dr. Marks is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Marks has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Incontinence, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Henry Peter Schoonyoung, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 330 Mob West
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Henry Schoonyoung's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Schoonyoung's clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD), and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Schoonyoung attended Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Schoonyoung is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Incontinence, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip Yarnall Pearson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
830 Old Lancaster Road; Bryn Mawr Hospital, Mob North, Suite 306
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Philip Pearson is a specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: sigmoidoscopy, colectomy (colon resection), and crohn's disease. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pearson takes. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Dr. Pearson is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Colectomy, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Charles Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. James Reynolds is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Reynolds is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Reynolds has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Colitis, Esophagitis, Abdominal Problems, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
2050 West Chester Pike; Suite 200
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Scott Fink is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist in Malvern, PA, Havertown, PA, and Wynnewood, PA. His areas of expertise include esophageal manometry, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. Dr. Fink is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fink completed a residency program at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fink is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Colon Polyps, Cirrhosis, Esophageal Manometry, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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Dr. Mark Tomislav Osterman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Mark Osterman practices adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Osterman completed a residency program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Osterman include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Osterman is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is conversant in Croatian. Dr. Osterman is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2050 West Chester Pike; Suite 200
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Marc Zitin is an adult gastroenterologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Zitin studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Zitin completed a residency program at Lankenau Medical Center. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zitin accepts. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Esophageal Manometry, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Melissa Kennedy is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in Abington, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. Her areas of expertise include achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. Dr. Kennedy is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Farzana Rashid, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Farzana Rashid's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Rashid's education and training includes medical school at the University of Sheffield Medical School and residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rashid include celiac disease, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and colon polyps. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is conversant in Bengali. Dr. Rashid is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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All Interests: Gastrostomy, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Scleroderma, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
625 West Ridge Pike
Conshohocken, PA
 

Dr. Craig Aronchick practices adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Aronchick is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include esophageal varices, achalasia, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Temple University Hospital for his residency. Dr. Aronchick has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Esophageal Manometry, Esophagitis, Irritable ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2050 West Chester Pike; Suite 200
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Gary Newman is an adult gastroenterology specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, crohn's disease, and colon polyps. The average patient rating for Dr. Newman is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Newman welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 E Lancaster Avenue, Lankenau Mob East; Suite 252
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. James Thornton specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Wynnewood, PA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hepatitis, crohn's disease, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Thornton honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Hepatitis, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Endoscopy

Dr. Skandan Shanmugan, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
250 King of Prussia Road; Suite 1b
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Skandan Shanmugan is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Shanmugan include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Shanmugan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Fecal Incontinence, Intestinal Problems, Hemorrhoid ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Asim Maqbool is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Glen Mills, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Maqbool include cystic fibrosis (CF), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Maqbool trained at Children's Hospital of Michigan for his residency. He has received the following distinctions: Pediatric Residency Faculty Honor Roll, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Fellow Faculty Honor Roll. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, ... (Read more)

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What is Crohn's Disease?

Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune illness that results in chronic inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a similar group of conditions called inflammatory bowel disease. The most common symptoms of Crohn’s are abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Crohn’s can be difficult to distinguish from another type of inflammatory bowel disease called ulcerative colitis. The symptoms are almost identical, but the way they affect the digestive tract is different. While technically Crohn’s can be present anywhere in the digestive tract, it is most commonly found in the small intestine. In contrast, ulcerative colitis is only found in the colon. Crohn’s disease affects the entire wall of the intestine, while ulcerative colitis affects only the lining. Finally, the inflammation caused by Crohn’s is patchy, but the inflammation due to ulcerative colitis is continuous.

Symptoms of Crohn’s include:
  • Abdominal pain and cramping
  • Diarrhea, sometimes alternating with constipation
  • Rectal bleeding
  • A sense of urgency about going to the bathroom
  • Feeling like you keep needing use the bathroom, even after you have already done so
  • General symptoms of illness, such as fever, weight loss, and fatigue

The symptoms of Crohn’s tend to cycle. They may be very strong for periods of time, called ‘flares,’ and they may go away for periods of time, known as remission.

There are several treatment options for Crohn’s, and what works for one person may not work for another. There is no cure for Crohn’s disease, but treatments can help make symptoms less severe and more manageable. Options include:
  • Medications, including immunosuppressants, biologics, antibiotics, and aminosalicylates
  • Special diets, both bland to avoid triggering flares and high in nutrition to prevent deficiencies
  • Surgery to remove sections of severely diseased intestine, which can reduce symptoms for a period of time

Living with Crohn’s disease can be challenging. However, with the right treatment, it is possible to manage your symptoms so that they don’t interfere with your active life.